Seeing Cornell’s Great Blue Heron’s eggs

There’s something so deeply amazing about being able to get a live video feed from the nest. We watched the edge of a wing for hours, leaving it on as we went about our day last week. Hearing the surrounding birds, watching her feathers ruffle in the wind. Then, she adjusted, and these gems were revealed. Dave called me in from the other room, “You can see the eggs!”
I’ll never forget when I first watched the San Diego Zoo Pandacam in a widget app that also let you see giraffes, polar bears and monkeys. To be able to see animals moving was like leaving the city–certainly leaving my desk at least! I saw the polar bear jump in the water once. Take two big strokes across its pool. His blubbery skin followed him–
you could feel what it was like to be a bear. I imagined myself an animal, swimming. Transported.


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